As it happened: Blues brush Burnley aside in five-goal demolition (5-0)

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FULL TIME ROUND-UP

For Burnley, their current off the field issues were matched on the field this evening, all be it in a game they would not have been expecting to get much out of.

The result means the Clarets have conceded four or more goals in their last four visits to the Etihad. Their attention now turns to Thursday when they take on Watford at Turf Moor

FULL TIME ROUND-UP

A vintage display from City proved too much for the Clarets, with the star man being City youngster Phil Foden.

The 'Stockport Iniesta' proved a shining light in the City side this evening, showing manager, Pep Guardiola that he is ready to step up as one the Blues' main starters.

 

FULL TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 5-0 BURNLEY

Braces from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden, and a goal from David Silva gives the Premier League champions a convincing win at the Etihad Stadium!

90' Two minutes added on at the end of the second half.

BURNLEY SUBSTITUTE

88' A nice moment for 18-year-old, Max Thompson as he comes on for his Burnley debut, replacing Matej Vydra.

CHANCE!

87' A superbly floated ball by Kevin De Bruyne finds Bernardo Silva at the back post but his goal-bound effort is well blocked!

MANCHESTER CITY SUBSTITUTE

80' No hat-trick for Phil Foden as he is replaced by Leroy Sane, for his first league appearance this season.

CHANCE!

79' Birthday boy, Rodri tries to replicate the goal he scored in the reverse fixture, however his fierce effort from the edge of the is straight at Nick Pope!

CHANCE!

68' Kevin De Bruyne finds space 25 yards from goal and drags an effort just wide of the post!

CHANCE!

66' Another superb City move through the middle allows Phil Foden to play in Gabriel Jesus, who flashes an effort just wide of the mark!

MANCHESTER CITY 5-0 BURNLEY - PHIL FODEN

64' Foden has two and City have five! A Bernardo Silva pass is played across to Gabriel Jesus, who  helps the ball onto Foden on the left-hand side of the box before finishing past Nick Pope at the near post!

YELLOW CARD - JOAO CANCELO

62' A sloppy pass from Cancelo allows Vydra to break free, resulting in the City right-back pulling down the Burnley forward and picking up a booking.

MANCHESTER CITY SUBSTITUTES

60' There's also a double change for the hosts as Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte replace Riyad Mahrez and Fernandinho. 

Not the worst substitutes when you are 4-0 up...

BURNLEY SUBSTITUTE

60' Despite the weak bench Burnley make their first change with Erik Pieters replacing Jay Rodriguez.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 4-0 BURNLEY - DAVID SILVA

51' It's four! Another short corner finds Foden on the edge of the box, who neatly plays in Bernado Silva, to set up namesake teammate, David who taps into an empty net!

This could prove a long 40 minutes for the visitors...

48' A good move from City finds Olexandr Zinchenko on the edge of the box, however his goal-bound effort deflects of David Silva and out for a goal kick.

46' Early second half chance for City as a curling ball from David Silva is headed wide by Gabriel Jesus.

SECOND HALF: MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 BURNLEY

City get the game restarted for the second half.

BREAKING: BURNLEY CLUB STATEMENT

In the last couple of minutes Burnley have released a club statement regarding a banner that flew over the Etihad before kick off reading, 'White Lives Matter'.

HALF TIME ROUND-UP

For Burnley, manager Sean Dyche will be scratching his head in the dressing room thinking about how he can stop this City side, and with an already weakened bench it is set to be a long second half for the Clarets boss and his side.

HALF TIME ROUND-UP

After a fairly slow start it didn't take City long to get back to the best, and it is hard to say their three goals are undeserved after dominating the first half from the first whistle. The only tarnish on a superb first half is the subbing of Sergio Aguero, who looked in some discomfort after the tackle from Ben Mee.

HALF TIME: MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 BURNLEY

An opener from Phil Foden and a brace from Riyad Mahrez gives City a convincing lead at the break!

MANCHESTER CITY SUBSTITUTE

49' Despite winning the penalty Sergio Aguero has been forced off after the challenge by Ben Mee. Gabriel Jesus comes on.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 3-0 BURNLEY - RIYAD MARHEZ

48' It's converted! Mahrez slots it into the bottom corner for his second and City's third!

PENALTY GIVEN

46' VAR award the penatly! Riyad Mahrez will step up...

VAR CHECK

45' We have a VAR check for a possible City penalty...

45' Two minutes added on at the end of the first half.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 BURNLEY - RIYAD MAHREZ

43' Another beauty! A cross-field ball finds Mahrez on the right, and he superbly jinks passed Charlie Taylor and smashes past Nick Pope to double City's lead!

40' Oleksandr Zinchenko finds space 25 yards from goal and hits a curling effort straight at Nick Pope

35' A smart move down the right from City finds Sergio Aguero on the edge of the box, but his effort is well blocked by James Tarkowski.

GOAL! MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 BURNLEY - PHIL FODEN

22' WHAT A GOAL! The Blues work a short corner to Foden on the edge of the box, and the City Starlet smashes an effort from 20 yards into the bottom corner, giving Nick Pope no chance! 

CHANCE!

17' Just as I say that the Blues should be one ahead! A superb pass from David Silva finds his namesake teammate, Bernardo six yards from goal however he fluffs his effort wide of the mark!

15' City just struggling to get going to their usual pace here. Burnley happy to sit behind the ball and wait for the hosts to overplay.

11' The following free kick from David Silva evades everyone and goes out for a goal kick.

10' Not too much to report on in the first 10 minutes. City have a free kick in a dangerous position on the edge of the Burnley box.

KICK OFF: MANCHESTER CITY 0-0 BURNLEY

1' As per-usual in this gameweek, the players and officials take the knee in the respect of the Black Lives Matter movement, before Burnley get the game under way.

The teams are out at the Etihad. Five minutes to go...

Squad depth issues for Sean Dyche tonight, with just seven named players on the bench out of a possible nine, three of those are also youth players...

Clinical Aguero

Can Sergio Aguero keep up this unbelievable stat tonight?

Team News

So, Pep Guardiola's has gone with expected rotation, making eight changes from the team that pushed Arsenal aside last week.

For the Clarets, there are a couple of fresh faces on the bench as youth players, Bobby Johnson, Lukas Jensen and Max Thompson make the first team squad for the very first time.

BURNLEY STARTING XI

Here is the visitors starting line-up:

MANCHESTER CITY STARTING XI

Here is how the how line-up:

Clarets in the house

The visitors have arrived at the Etihad for tonight's clash

'GET YA PROGRAMME MATCH PROGRAMME'

In an extra effort to restore some normality to tonight's behind-closed doors fixture, Manchester City have offered fans a digital match programme!

Stay Tuned

With kick off edging closer, make sure to stay tuned and check back in for all the build-up and the team news!

Burnley Team News

The Clarets are set to be without their two front-men, with Ashley Barnes sidelined and Chris Wood also a doubt.

Midfielder, Johan Gudundsson is also a doubt, and could miss tonight's clash.

Manchester City Team News

Team rotation is expected by Pep Guardiola in this one with a busy fixture schedule ahead. Despite confirming he will depart later this summer, Guardiola has confirmed Leroy Sane is still in contention to feature.

Defender, Eric Garcia is a doubt for this one after suffering concussion in the last outing against Arsenal.

Recent Form

Whilst the two sides' form can hardly be considered recent, both head into it in strong form.

The hosts have won seven of their last eight outings in all competitions with the one defeat coming against rivals, Manchester United prior to postponement of the Premier League.

Burnley's form before lockdown is also strong, again picking up just one defeat i their last eight, along with four wins and three draws.

City set to be fresher of the two?

City are no stranger to the new, behind closed doors atmosphere after running out 3-0 winners against Arsenal at the Etihad just five days ago.

Burnley, however are yet to take to the field since the resumption, and haven't played since before the lockdown, over three months. Does this give the Blues an advantage going into the game? I certainly think so.

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